The year 2008 started out with the exciting birth of our first ever Leap Day litter! Lucy gave birth to 6 beautiful puppies sired by Gabriel - 3 boys and 3 girls, all healthy, happy bundles of joy! We kept a blue girl, now named Lola, to show with her co-owner, Kathy. In April we attended the Poodle Club of America national specialty and Chris owner-handled Caitlyn and Connor in the novice classes. Alas, we did not place, but it was fun to show them both and amazing to see all the gorgeous poodles in one gigantic show.
Ch Prestige Lauris Magical Synergy, "Loki", finished his title handled by Kim Russell out in California - co-bred by Tivin Standards, Loki is owned by Kathy Arnold of Prestige Poodles (his sire is the famous "Bam Bam" - Multi Ch Prestige I'll Do Anything) and bred by Danielle Pesko of Lauris Standard Poodles. Loki is a gorgeous black boy and we expect he will contribute a great deal of beauty and style to the breed when he begins siring puppies. Loki is litter brother to Ch Tivin Lauris Magic Power - our Djinni.
Loki's sister Venus (co-bred by Tivin) also finished her title this year, completing her very limited (by choice) conformation career over the summer, owner-handled by Danielle and Cheryl Martin (Lauramar). She is now retired to being a couch potato at Cheryl's home and was very happy to trade in her long locks for a more trim sporting look.
Our last co-bred champion of the year is Ch Lauris The Devil Made Me Do It, Aydan. Bred by Danielle of Lauris Standard Poodles, Aydan is sired by Ch Lauris Tivin Incantation (Christian) out of Ch Tivin Lauris Wild Angel (Halo). Aydan will be selectively specialed by Danielle and is a stunning white boy.
We rounded out 2008 by sending Connor (Tivin It's A Kind of Magic) to Kaz Hosaka for the last two weeks of his puppy career - and what a two weeks it was! In three weekends of showing, Connor won both majors as well as a total of 10 points toward his conformation title. The most exciting win was at the Devon dog show where he won a 5 point major under judge Jacqueline Stacy in stiff competition! Chris was watching the spectacular showmanship of both Kaz and Connor along with her friends Sandy and Rachel on the sidelines.
We look forward to more exciting news in 2009, as Chris owner handles Connor and Caitlyn to their conformation titles, Kathy owner-handles Lola and Danielle begins Aydan's specials career!